Well, hell. Any thoughts on what I might do with the stream of consciousness prompt flew right out the window with the news of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death. I thought nothing could touch me anymore, that we’d really reached the depths, but apparently 2020 just takes that as a challenge now. Lord only knows what the next three months will bring but for tonight I’m mourning the loss of this incredible woman.
She fought tirelessly for women’s rights. For years RBG worked to dismantle injustice in every possible form, ascending to the highest court in the land when Bill Clinton nominated her to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1993. In recent years she led the court’s liberal wing and wrote fiery dissents when she felt the majority had gone astray. Ruth Bader Ginsburg entered the law in a time when few women were attending law school. She faced and overcame remarkable challenges to become a renowned advocate for equal rights in America.
She gave us everything in service to her country. We’ve lost a lion of a woman. As Glennon Doyle says: Tonight, we mourn. Tomorrow, we fight.
If you haven’t had a chance to check out an American documentary called RBG by CNN Films I highly recommend it. Also the movie On the Basis of Sex.
Linda hosts Stream of Consciousness Saturday. This week’s prompt (which I absolutely abandoned) is “-tion.” Find a word that ends with “tion.” Bonus points if you start your post with it. Have fun!